The author, a former Marine Corps officer, and historian brings this true event to life. If you loved the movies, “Casablanca” or “The Maltese Falcon,” or private eyes like Sam Spade, Charlie Chan, and Micky Spillane, you would fall in love with Gunny Mac and his crew of tough, zany detectives in a book that reads like a black and white movie of the 1940s and 1950s. Gunny Mac terribly wounded receives a Navy Cross for his heroic actions on the canal and is lost without his Marine Corps. He buys a three-dollar book and becomes a private eye. Three other veterans discharged due to wounds from the Guadalcanal campaign get him involved in a unique heist in 1943. One is his best friend Gunnery Sergeant Wojohowitz who needs Mac to help him find the man he needs to kill LT. Burke is a spoiled, blueblood graduate of Harvard, who has put no value on anything in his life and seeks redemption. LT. Peter McCaffery a Jesuit priest, and padre in the First Marine Division, earns the Navy Cross on Guadalcanal. He is a hard-drinking, cigar-smoking warrior for Christ. Shot in the head he is not the same priest as before. He empties the Psyche unit at the naval hospital to try and save Mac. Four battle-scarred veterans have one last battle to fight for their friends. One last battle to fight for their country against overwhelming odds. One last time to step into hell!
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